Crowie Takes On Ironman 70.3 Vineman 2013
Crowie will taking on Ironman 70.3 Vineman 2013 this weekend. He will be the second oldest pro in the field behind the 41 year old American Jimmy Archer.
Ironman 70.3 Vineman is held in the world famous wine county of Sonoma County, California, just an hour away from San Francisco. Competitors are practically given a tour of the four different grape growing regions and hundreds of vineyards, making this picturesque race one of the most popular on the Ironman calendar.
Competitors start at the front of the dam at Johnson’s Beach and will have to make it through average depths of 4-7 feet. Conditions are quite favourable as it almost never rains during the summer months, so competitors have very little current in the river to contend with. Along with the redwoods that line the banks of the Russian River, Ironman 70.3 Vineman might just have one of the most beautiful looking starts of any race.
The bike leg begins at Johnson’s Beach and ends at the Windsor High School. It’s not overly difficult but does sport some technically demanding rolling hills and curves with almost 2000 miles of climbing, 385 of those belonging to the climb on Chalk Hill.
The 13.1 mile long run course begins and ends at Windsor High School. Competitors will get to experience more of the beautiful scenery as they run through La Crema Winery, eventually finishing back at Windsor High School.
Lets hope Craig can make this 3 wins in a row putting him in good stead for the 70.3 World Championship in Las Vegas. Good luck, Crowie!
How do you think Crowie will do at Ironman 70.3 Vineman 2013? Which other pros do you think will challenge for the win? Let us know in the comments.
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